We recently added Pilates to our range of services at Physio (and now Pilates) Central, including the addition of a purpose-built studio in our new Wimbledon clinic. But how did it come about? Pilates was named after Joseph Pilates, born in Germany in 1883. He was a sickly child and believed that fitness and exercise …..
Discovering Pilates – a happy accident Pilates is something that I actually discovered by accident – or rather as the result of one! Back in 2012 I hit a patch of ice whilst skiing and knew straight away that it wasn’t a good fall. I’d broken my ankle and, to make matters worse, was in the …..
The body goes through an incredible amount throughout pregnancy so it’s no surprise that we are often asked for advice, particularly for dealing with lower back pain. This blog will provide some insight into what actually causes the pain (aside from the obvious) and some stretches to try at home that might help. As you’d …..
An MRI is often considered the ‘gold standard’ of imaging and diagnosing and it’s something that most of us are aware of or will have seen on TV. When used properly, it can provide much needed clarity and detail to aid with diagnosis and treatment – particularly for soft tissue injuries such as muscle tears …..
We have had a request from one of our facebook followers who has asked for some advice on how to avoid getting lower back pain. It is a problem that affects many people at some point in their life and we’ve all heard horror stories of people with crippling issues. However, let’s stop the fear …..